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Limited IRB Staff Availability on Monday, September 10th

September 07, 2018
Dear Colleagues, In preparation for an upcoming new version of iRIS, IRB staff will be conducting office-wide testing on Monday, September 10th from 9 AM – 3 PM. Response times to your phone calls and emails during this time will be delayed. This full system testing will help ensure a smooth...

Clinical Research Operations Update From Lindsey Criswell, Vice Chancellor of Research

June 29, 2018
Clinical Research Operations Update From Lindsey Criswell, Vice Chancellor of Research June 2018

RESOVLED: UCSF CITI Training Website Temporarily Unavailable

February 06, 2018
UPDATE February 7: This issue has been resolved, and UCSF’s access to the CITI website has been restored. Original Message: UCSF’s access to the CITI website is currently inactive. The IRB Office is aware of this and is actively working to regain access ASAP. We understand that this has a...

Implementation of Revised Common Rule is Delayed

January 22, 2018
What’s happening?

New IRB Form for Enrollment Exception Requests

January 10, 2018
The IRB has created a new “Protocol Enrollment Exception Request” submission form and it is now available in iRIS. When do I use the Protocol Enrollment Exception Request form?

HRPP Update from Brian Smith: Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Interim Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

December 01, 2017
The message below is sent on behalf of Brian Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Dear Research Community,

iRIS System Downtime – Sunday November 19th from 7am to 2pm

November 16, 2017
The iRIS system will be taken offline this Sunday the 19th for an upgrade to the next version of iRIS. Please log off prior to 7am PST to avoid losing work. The maintenance window is scheduled from 7am – 2pm. The upgrade could be completed earlier. We’ll send a message out once the system is back...

IRB Studies Expiring in December and January

October 11, 2017
Please note that there will be fewer IRB meetings in December and January. If your study is set to expire in December or January, please submit your continuing review well in advance. Meeting dates can be found at the following link: http://irb.ucsf.edu/irb-rosters-meeting-dates

NIH Single IRB Webinar

October 05, 2017
The webinar is intended for Principal Investigators, Signing Officials, Offices of Sponsored Research, and Institutional Review Boards (IRB). The webinar will cover: Background Implementation process Expectations Process to request exceptions to the policy Responsibilities of the single IRB,...

Report Potential Breaches of Privacy or Confidentiality Within 48 Hours

April 20, 2017
Potential breaches of privacy or confidentiality of study participants’ Protected Health Information (PHI) are considered “major (reportable) incidents” that must be reported to the HRPP/IRB. The IRB collaborates with the UCSF Privacy Office to investigate these incidents to meet state and federal...

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